The Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is a public service broadcaster.

Television Network

The MBC television network currently offers a package of 17 channels on its digital platform: MBC 1; MBC 2; MBC 3; Digital 4; Zoom Bhojpuri channel; Knowledge channel; Sports 11; Cine 12; Digital 13 (Marathi channel); Digital 14 (Telegu channel) Digital 15 (Tamil channel); Digital 16 (Urdu channel); Senn Kreol; Digital 18 (CCTV programmes); BBC World News; and France 24. 

The two new channels – the Bhojpuri channel and Senn Kreol – were launched in January 2013. The launch of these two channels has completed the bouquet of MBC channels dedicated to broadcasting the languages spoken in Mauritius. This means that the MBC is the first broadcaster in the region which broadcasts a Creole channel on a 24-hour basis.

The momentum for innovation was sustained throughout 2013, with the revamping of MBC channel 1 as a daily news channel, which was launched in November 2013. The mixture of national, regional, and international news on a single channel is a first in the region.

Radio Network

The MBC radio network currently consists of:

  • FM channels: Taal FM, Kool FM, Music FM, Best FM
  • AM channels: Radio Mauritius, Radio Maurice

The MBC through its radio channels provides a wide range of programmes for all age groups and cultural backgrounds.


The Corporation transmits on a 24 hour basis and provides a platform for local, regional and international news. It also provides a variety of local productions, infotainment and entertainment programmes.

Programmes are broadcast in 12 languages notably: French, Creole, English, Hindustani, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Gujrati, Mandarin/Cantonese and Hakka.

MBC Programmes in the Region

MBC programmes are also broadcast in the region as follows:

  1.  RODRIGUES Island receives the following channels:

TV Channels (Digital): Digital 1 (MBC 1, VOA, BBC World); Digital 2 (MBC 2, MBC 3, Cine 12)

Digital 3 (France 24); Digital 4 (VOA, BBC World)

Radio channels: Radio Maurice, Kool FM, Best FM, Rodrigues FM